WASHINGTON, D. C.
REVISED TO MARCH I, 1915
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
NATIONAL SOCIETY, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MAR 19 1915
The Carnahan Press
Washington, D. C.
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THE PRESIDENT GENERAL, MRS. WILLIAM CUMMING STORY
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE
The Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in
Washington, D. O, October 1 1, 1890, with eighteen members. Mrs.
Caroline Scott Harrison, wife of Benjamin Harrison, then President of
the United States, was elected President General, which position she
filled until her death, October 25, 1892. Since then the office has
been held successively by Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson (Second and Fourth
President General) , Mrs. John W. Foster, Mrs. Daniel Manning, Mrs.
Charles W. Fairbanks, Mrs. Donald McLean, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott,
and Mrs. William Cumming Story.
The objects of this society, as stated in its Constitution, are:
(1) To perpetuate the memory of the spirit of the men and women who
achieved American Independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical
spots, and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research
in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation
of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary
soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.
(2) To carry out the injunction of Washington m his farewell address to the
American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for
the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion,
and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest
capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.
(3) To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom,
to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind
all the blessings of liberty.
February 20, 1896, under the name of "The National Society of the Daughters
of the, American Revolution," it was incorporated by the Fifty-fourth Congress of
the United States; ordered to report annually to the Secretary of the Smithsonian
Institution ; and permitted to deposit its collections * * * and other material for
history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum.
The 8 1 6 persons whose applications were approved on or before
October 11, 1891, are Charter Members. Up to March 1, 1915,
1 1 4, 1 66 persons have been admitted to membership, and include resi-
dents of every State and Territory of the United States as well as
most of the countries in Europe, and some in Asia and Africa. There
are 1,430 Chapters in the United States; and one each in Cuba,
Mexico, and the Philippines.
Seven hundred and thirty-one Real Daughters of Revolutionary
Patriots have been admitted to membership in the Society, of whom
ninety-one are still living.
MEMORIAL CONTINENTAL HALL
I Memorial Continental Hall,\ erected at a cost of more than
$500,000.00, is located on 1 7th Street, one of the main entrances
to the beautiful Government Reservation, Potomac Park, and faces
the President's Park, lying between the White House and the Wash-
ington Monument. On the south stands the marble home of the Bureau
of American Republics, and on the north is the Red Cross Building,
erected as a Memorial to the Women of the War Between the States,
and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
The Memorial Continental Hall Committee, at a meeting held
June 4th, 1902, decided to purchase the site, on which the building
stands, at a cost of $50,266.17. On June 4th, 1903, the Building
Committee selected Mr. Edward Pearce Casey, of New York City,
to be the Architect. This selection was unanimously approved by the
Memorial Continental Hall Committee, and on January 8th, 1 904,
the Architect's plans and preliminary sketches were accepted, and
the working plans were commenced the following day. The Con-
tracts for "Excavation and building foundation" were approved and
signed March 1 8th, 1 904. The workmen, in digging, unearthed
a portion of the floor of a house said to have been the former residence
of James Madison. Several Spanish coins were also found. On Tues-
day afternoon, April 19th, 1904, during the Thirteenth Continental
Congress, the cornerstone was laid under the auspices of the Masonic
fraternity. The ceremony was very impressive, the gavel used being
the one with which George Washington laid the cornerstone of the
National Capitol in 1 793.
By the following April work on the central part of the building
had progressed sufficiently for the Fourteenth Continental Congress
to be held within its walls. Vermont marble was used in the con-
struction of the home of the National Society of the Daughters of thj
American Revolution, and in design and general appearance, resemblej
classic buildings of the Revolutionary period. The building of the
corner pavilions and porticos was next undertaken, and on Wednes-
day afternoon of April 17th, 1907, during the Sixteenth Continental
Congress, the Memorial portico was dedicated with appropriate
ceremonies. When the Nineteenth Continental Congress convened,
MEMORIAL BRONZE DOORS
April 1 8th, 1910, much of the handsome mahogany furniture promised
by the States reserving memorial rooms had been put in place, and
Memorial Continental Hall had become the actual headquarters of the
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In
1 905 the Flag House Chapter, of Philadelphia, asked permission to
give the flag first to be unfurled over the completed Memorial Con-
With Mrs. Iredell, at that time Regent of Liberty Bell Chapter,
of Pennsylvania, originated the idea of raising a fund for beautifying
the grounds, and her first step was to secure the endorsement of her
State Conference. Through her efforts the Liberty Bell, the Du Bois,
and other Chapters in Pennsylvania collected for this purpose $375.29,
which, after her death, was presented to the Society. Mrs. Iredell's de-
sire was to collect a sufficient sum to create an endowment fund, the in-
come from which would be used for the perpetual care of the grounds,
and had she lived this would doubtless have been accomplished.
The roof of this portico is supported by sixteen immense drum
columns. The Ann Story Chapter of Rutland, Vermont, had the
honor of placing the inscription "Memorial Continental Hall" across
the front above these columns.
MEMORIAL BRONZE DOORS
The three pairs of bronze doors at the front entrance are memorial
gifts: The pair to the south was the gift of the members of the Society
in the State of Massachusetts. The pair to the north was the gift
of the members of the Society in the State of Connecticut. The cen-
tral pair was selected for a memorial to the Founders and Charter
members of the Organization, and Mrs. F. Berger Moran has under-
taken to secure the necessary funds for this purpose. The north and
south doors have been suitably inscribed by the States presenting them,
as follows: North door, "Presented by the Daughters of the American
Revolution of Connecticut, in honor of their Chapter heroes and hero-
ines"; south door, "Presented by the Massachusetts members of the
N. S. D. A. R., at the 19th Continental Congress, April 19, 1910."
The keystones over these doors were given by the Philadelphia Chap-
ter, of Pennsylvania.
The Entrance Hall is the gift of the Chapters of Pennsylvania.
The State coat of arms, in bronze, is sunken in the center of the
floor — the gift of the Tioga Chapter.
Four large arm chairs and two benches, upholstered in green
leather, were presented by Pennsylvania Chapters.
The large hall clock was presented by the Berks County Chapter.
The portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin was presented by the
Daughters of the American Revolution of Pennsylvania.
A portrait bust of Thomas Jefferson was presented by the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution of Virginia.
Other marble busts ornament the vestibule, among them that of
Mrs. Mary Hammond Washington, the first Real Daughter, and of
Hugh Vernon Washington, presented by his sister, Mrs. E. W. Bel-
lamy; a bust of Oliver Ellsworth, presented by the Daughters of the
American Revolution of Connecticut; also a portrait bust of Martha
Washington, presented by Martha Washington Chapter, District of
In the niches forming the frieze are marble statues as follows:
George Washington, presented by the Daughters of the American
Revolution, Washington State ; John Hancock, presented by John Han-
cock Chapter, Mass. ; Edward Hand, presented by the Daughters of
the American Revolution, Kansas; Isaac Shelby, presented by the
Daughters of the American Revolution, Kentucky; James Edward
Oglethorpe, presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution,
Georgia; John Adams, presented by John Adams Chapter, Massachu-
setts; Ethan Allen, presented by the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution, Vermont; John Stark, presented by the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution of New Hampshire; George Clinton, for which pay-
ment has been pledged by the New York City Chapter; and Nathan
The north staircase is a memorial to Mrs. S. V. White, given by
Fort Greene Chapter, of Brooklyn, New York, and on the tablet at
the first turn of the staircase is the design of the prison ship martyrs'
monument, for the erection of which, in memory of the 1 1 ,500 victims
of the Wallabout prison ships, Mrs. White worked with so much
The south staircase is the gift of the Chapters of Minnesota. The
coat of arms of the State is on the wall at the first turn of the steps.
In April, 1914, the Daughters of the American Revolution of Vermont
placed a mahogany side rail on each stairway, extending from the first
to the second floor.
The auditorium, with its three large galleries, has a seating
capacity of about two thousand. The chairs are of metal, framed in
mahogany and upholstered in green leather. The walls are cream
tinted, artistically decorated with garlands of fruit and leaves, with a
fret of leaves along the base of the galleries. The ground glass ceiling
or roof is divided into twenty-five squares, ornamented by scroll work.
A narrow opening around this glass roof, with large windows on the
north and south sides of the galleries, behind the seats, provide ample
ventilation. Four handsome electroliers with branch lights under the
galleries and single lights entirely around the cornice above the gal-
leries and platform give beautiful artificial light. One of the elec-
troliers was presented by the Tioughnioga Chapter, of Courtland, New
York; another a memorial gift from the Daughters of the American
Revolution in Kansas. The clock on the east gallery railing was the
gift of the Baltimore Chapter. In the frame is the coat of arms of
Maryland, and below the hands on the face is the insignia of the
Society, both illuminated.
In the south gallery hangs a full-length portrait of Martha Wash-
ington, by Professor E. F. Andrews, who painted also the Martha
Washington portrait at the White House. The portrait was presented
to the Society by his daughter, Mary Lord Andrews, during the Con-
gress of 1909. In the north gallery hangs a large oil painting, "Wash-
ington on Dorchester Heights," by Darius Cobb, presented by the
Daughters of the American Revolution of Massachusetts, in memory
of Mary A. Livermore, whose desire it had been that this historical
painting should be secured for Memorial Continental Hall. The pic-
ture was suggested to the artist by a letter from General Washington
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to Colonel Lee, telling him of the weight of responsibility that pressed
upon him as he stood on Dorchester Heights just before dawn, view-
ing the disastrous effects of the tempest on the British fleet that was to
have stormed the Heights the night before. Wendell Phillips posed
for the figure of Washington and Oliver Wendell Holmes loaned Wash-
ington's original field glass to the artist.
The Betsy Ross flag, with its circle of thirteen stars on the field of
blue, which hangs suspended from the ceiling during the week of
Continental Congress, was the gift of the Flag House Chapter, of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the flag and standard, containing
forty-eight stars, fulfilling the prophecy conveyed by the constellation
of the thirteen stars, was the gift of the Chapters and members of the
Society in the District of Columbia. The brilliantly colored flags,
hanging from the cornice of the Auditorium, represent each State of
the Union — 48 in number — a tangible demonstration of the far-reach-
ing influences of the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. These flags are arranged according to the States ratifying
the Constitution, beginning with Delaware, 1 787, and closing with
Arizona in 1912. Each flag is the gift of the Daughters of the
American Revolution of the State it represents, and they were accepted
by the Twenty-third Continental Congress.
On the platform is a large table, a reproduction of the one on
which the Declaration of Independence was signed, and a chair like
that used by the presiding officer on that occasion, both of which are for
the use of the President General. The table was given by the Con-
tinental Chapter, and the chair by the Continental Dames Chapter,
both of the District of Columbia. A companion chair for the use of
the Recording Secretary General was the gift of the Colorado Chapter,
of Denver, Colorado. The large arm chair for the use of Honorary
Presidents General was given by the Katherine Livingston Chapter, of
Jacksonville, Florida, and the handsome smaller table and accom-
panying chairs were presented by the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution in Mississippi. A large table made from a very handsome piece
of koa wood came from the Aloha Chapter of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Two arm chairs, one for the Parliamentarian, the other for the Official Reader,
were given by the Monticello Chapter, and a large chair by the Margaret Whetten
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Chapter, both of the District of Columbia. Another armchair came from the
John Hancock Chapter, of Boston, in memory of Mrs. Washington G. Benedict.
The chair with the New York State coat of arms carved at the top of the back
was given by Mrs. Marie Clinton Le Due, of the New York City Chapter, as a
memorial to her mother, a niece of De Witt Clinton. Small side chairs were given
by Chapters and as individual gifts from Arkansas as follows: Captain Basil
Gaither Chapter, Mary Fuller Percival Chapter, Col. Martin Pickett Chapter, John
McAlmont Chapter, Little Rock Chapter, Pine Bluff Chapter, Mrs. Ida G. Pickett
Ferrill, Regent of Col. Martin Pickett Chapter; by Mrs. Elizabeth William Craw-
ford, of Little Rock Chapter, in memory of Samuel Wright Williams; by Mrs.
Helen M. Norton, former State Regent of Arkansas; by Mrs. Frank Hatton Dodge,
in memory of her aunt, Mrs. Robert Emory Park, former Vice President General
from Georgia; Hon. and Mrs. John S. Braddock, in honor of their daughter, Mrs.
Katherine Braddock Barrow, at that time State Regent of Arkansas.
Chairs were given also by the following Chapters: Orlando Chapter, in
memory of Mrs. Charlotte Louise Lawrence, Nat. No. '181; Colonel Arthur Erwin
Chapter; Jacksonville Chapter, two chairs; by Oklahoma State Conference; by
Mary Bartlett Chapter, of the District of Columbia; The Maricopa Chapter, of
Arizona; Thronateeska Chapter, of Georgia, two chairs; Pelican Chapter; Shreve-
port 1776-1908 Chapter; Mrs. Laura Lister Alexander; Loyalty Chapter, and the
Spirit of 76 Chapter, all of Louisiana; by the Yellowstone Park Chapter, Silver
Bow Chapter, and Oro Fino Chapter, all of Montana; by Cheyenne and Jacques
Chapters, of Wyoming; by the Chapters in New Hampshire, in honor of Mrs.
Charles Clemence Abbott, at that time State Regent; by the Jacob Bennett Chapter,
Lew Wallace and Stephen Watts Kearney Chapters, of New Mexico; by the
Multnomah Chapter, of Oregon; by the Berks County Chapter, Pennsylvania, in
honor of Mrs. deB. Randolph Keim; by the Eutaw Chapter, Rebecca Motte
Chapter, Cowpens Chapter, Daniel Morgan Chapter, and three chairs by the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution, of South Carolina; and also by Mrs. Lillian Rozell
Messenger, Continental Chapter, District of Columbia, and by Mrs. Theodore C.
Chairs also were given in honor of Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks and Mrs. Daniel
The handsome brass Lectern and Bible were the gifts of the Flintlock and
Powder Horn Chapter, of Rhode Island. The two white marble pedestals, inlaid
with mosaic, were presented by the Chapters in Nebraska for the platform. Two
solid silver vases for the table of the President General, were given by Council
Bluffs Chapter, of Iowa; a silver vase was also presented by Cons'itution Chapter,
District of Columbia; and the solid silver pitcher and tray, by the Captain Molly
Pitcher Chapter of the District of Columbia.
The steps with mahogany rail, leading to the center of the platform, for use
during the sessions of Continental Congress, are marked on one side by the insignia
and on the other by the coat of arms of Rhode Island, and were presented by the
Chapters in Rhode Island.
On either side of the platform are two handsomely furnished
stage boxes. A rest room is connected with each box, and suitably
furnished by those who have taken the boxes as memorials.
The lower box on the south, known as the "President General's
Box," was presented and marked by the John Marshall Chapter, of
The lower box on the north is a memorial from the Colonel Tim-
othy Bigelow Chapter, of Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Theodore C. Bates,
formerly Vice President General for Massachusetts, and Chairman in
charge of the furnishing of the stage boxes, gave the gold inscription
plate for this box.
In the dressing-room presented by the Colonel Timothy Bigelow
Chapter have been placed an inlaid writing table, presented by Junior
Daughters of Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter; a rocking chair, pre-
sented by Miss Isabel W. Gordon; and two side chairs, donated by
Mrs. Milton T. Higgins and Miss Mary E. Whiting. A lounge,
upholstered in red velvet, with cushion and lace mat, were presented
by Mrs. Theodore C. Bates. A large combination costumer and um-
brella holder was the gift of Mrs. William T. Forbes, Mrs. E. H.
Trowbridge, and Mrs. John H. Orr. A smaller combination costumer
and umbrella holder was presented by Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chap-
ter, and a gilt-framed mirror was given by Mrs. Theodore C. Bates.
The upper box on the south has been taken by the Chapters in
Colorado. Its gold inscription plate was presented by Mrs. Frank
Wheaton when State Regent.
In the dressing-room, taken by the Colorado Chapters, have been
placed a table, a mahogany framed mirror, an arm chair, a side chair
and a costumer.
The upper box on the north is a memorial from Wisconsin Chap-
ters, and the inscription plate was given by the Janesville Chapter in
honor of Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers, through whose efforts, while State
Regent, the gift was presented. The John Marshall Chapter has pre-
sented for its dressing-room an arm chair, arm rocker, side chair, hall
rack with long mirror, costumer, and a handsome lounge and cushion.
In the dressing-room furnished by the Wisconsin Chapters has
been placed an inlaid writing table from Mrs. Ogden Hoffman Fethers.
From Mrs. Fethers also has come an arm chair, a side chair with
leather seats, and a colonial mirror in three sections with gilt frame.
There has also been presented a mahogany framed photograph of Mrs.
James Sidney Peck, who served Wisconsin as State Regent.
In providing the mahogany furniture for this room, a style of
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unusual elegance was selected by the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution of Missouri.
The coat of arms of the State, carved on mahogany and illumi-
nated; the sofa, upholstered in black horsehair brocade; the two arm
and three side chairs with rush seats, the desks, mirror, banjo clock,
rug and window draperies were presented by the united Chapters of the
The oil painting of Mrs. John R. Walker, first Vice President
General of Missouri, was presented by the Kansas City Chapter, and
the oval table with glass top cover, given by Elizabeth Benton Chapter,
were, at the time of the St. Louis Exposition, in the room furnished
by the Missouri Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution, in
the Missouri Building.
The memorial, an ornamental bronze tablet to the famous Pony
Express, which had its origin in St. Joseph, to carry the mail between
that city and San Francisco, was presented by the St. Joseph Chapter.
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This room represents a State memorial from the Chapters in Ohio.
They presented also the general furnishings of the room; the old gold
damask wall covering, a two-toned, hand-tied Austrian rug which
matches the royal-blue velvet window and door draperies and table
cover. The bookcases, desks, typewriter table, and Robert Morris
chairs were gifts from the Chapters. The State coat of arms is em-
broidered on velvet, in gold within a border of buckeye leaves. The"
large center table was presented by the Western Reserve Chapter, of
Cleveland; the andirons by Fort Industry Chapter, of Toledo; the
George Washington mirror over the desk by Mr. William L. Otis, of
Cleveland. The bronze bust, replica of the Houdon bust, was a gift
of Mrs. A. Howard Hinkle, first State Regent of Ohio, and organizer
of the Cincinnati Chapter, in memory of her mother. The Cincinnati
Chapter presented a mahogany framed bas-relief of Mrs. John A.
Murphy, one of Ohio's State Regents. The large mahogany chest
was the gift of Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood, in memory of her daughter,
Lilian Lockwood, and the stenographer's table to be used on the plat-
form during the sessions of Congress was given by Miss Cora C. Mill-
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LIBRARY AND OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN GENERAL
For the protection of the many valuable books possessed by the
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the
Mary Washington Chapter, the first organized and the largest in the
District of Columbia, undertook the work of providing modern equip-
ment, steel stacks, and furnishings for this room. These consist of
double reading desks, Windsor chairs, two George Washington desks,
two large tables, revolving and straight desk chairs, a secretary, a
cabinet, a card catalogue case, brass fireplace furnishings and a mantel
mirror. The velvet rugs and silk brocade window draperies are a rest-
ful delicate green. The oil portrait of Mrs. Mary S. Lockwood,
which hangs above the desk of the Librarian General, was the gift of
the artist, Miss Aline E. Solomons. It was through the interest and
untiring energy of Miss Solomons while Librarian General that the
funds needed to complete this were secured. Mrs. Lockwood has been
the recipient of many gifts from the Society while in office as Historian
General, Librarian General, and State Regent of the District of Colum-
bia, and in her present office of Chaplain General. It was through her
gifted pen that the interest of the women of the country was aroused to
organize the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution. The replica of George Washington by Houdon was presented
in 1905 by Miss Elizabeth Bryant Johnston, for two terms Historian
General. A handsome bronze inkstand for the desk of the Librarian
General was the gift of Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston. A quaint
arm chair from the Dolly Madison House, the temporary home of
President and Mrs. Madison during the rebuilding of the White House
after it had been burned by the British during the War of 1812; an
antique divan from the home of Thomas McKean, a signer of the Dec-
laration of Independence, and his portrait were gifts from his descend-
ants. Seven thousand volumes, almost entirely reference books per-
taining to the History of the United States and its people, principally
gifts, make this a very notable room.
Besides the gifts already mentioned the library has received most
important donations of valuable books from individuals, Chapters, and
States, a number being given as memorials.
The Georgia "Daughters" presented the bronze tablet with bas-
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relief portrait of Mrs. Emily Hendree Park and a large number of
books to be known as the Emily Hendree Park Memorial.
The Philadelphia Chapter has given over one hundred books, and
Mrs. Robert Alexander, of that Chapter, has made the library a mem-
ber of the Pennsylvania Historical Society.
The Baltimore Chapter has given a number of unpublished as
well as published records; and the Prudence Wright Chapter, of Pep-
perell, Mass., several hundred copies of back numbers of the magazine
to be used as needed.
Though nearly all the States have given to the library, Connecticut,
Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and
Virginia have made the library a special feature.
The State officers of Ohio have given a large five-volume History
The largest individual gift of books was from Mrs. Watson A.
Bowron, of one hundred and fifty-six volumes. Through Mrs. Charles
H. Bond, Vice President General of Massachusetts, one hundred and
twelve volumes of the Vital Records of Massachusetts were given, and
the following have presented twenty or more volumes: Miss Sophie
Pearce Casey, Mrs. Amos G. Draper, Mrs. R. S. Hatcher, Mrs. Wil-
liam Lindsay, Miss Blandina Miller, Mrs. George M. Sternberg, Mrs.
Charles Terry, and Mrs. Joshua Wilbour.
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This memorial room, with its substantial business furniture, its
beautiful window draperies, and tablet, was presented to the Society
by the Chapters of Iowa. A banjo clock was the gift of the Rose
Standish Chapter. Two roll top desks were given by the Abigail
Adams and Council Bluffs Chapters. The Stars and Stripes, Francis
Shaw, Mary Brewster, Keokuk, Penelope Van Princes, and Council
Bluffs Chapters united in giving six flat top desks. Two revolving
arm chairs were presented by the Spinning Wheel and De Shon Chap-
ters. The New Castle, Denison, Revolutionary Dames, Guthrie Center,
and Waucoma Chapters gave the six cane-seated revolving typewriter
chairs. The large table was presented by the Dubuque Chapter.
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Mahogany furniture of a design most convenient for business pur-
poses has been provided by the Maryland Chapters for this room.
Among the pieces given are a long case for the large books, desks, type-
writer tables and chairs, table, and card catalogue case.
The Maryland coat of arms and the framed photographs of
Maryland officers of the Revolution were given by Maryland Line
Chapter, of Baltimore.
The small, but exquisite, portrait of Samuel Chase, a signer of
the Declaration of Independence, was presented by Mrs. J. Pembroke
Thorn, State Regent, at the Nineteenth Continental Congress.
A large and very handsome oil portrait of Mrs. A. Leo Knott,
Honorary Vice President General, and founder of the Daughters of
the American Revolution in Maryland, was presented as a memorial
by her husband.
The oil painting, "The Burning of the Peggy Stewart" pre-
sented for this room by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter, of
Annapolis, is a copy, half the size of the original, made by Miss Kath-
erine Walton, through the courtesy of the Board of Public Works, of
the painting by the late Frank B. Mayer, which hangs in the State
House. The hull of the Peggy Stewart, badly charred and fastened
by wooden pegs in the place of nails, was brought up by dredges in
enlarging the harbor at the Naval Academy in 1 906, and was presented
to the Chapter. The history of the burning of the Peggy Stewart,
framed with some of this historic wood, accompanies the painting.
During the Twenty-third Continental Congress the Thomas John-
son Chapter presented a portrait of Thomas Johnson, the first Gov-
ernor of Maryland. This portrait is a very faithful copy by Waldeman
Dietrich, of Baltimore, from the Johnson family group by Charles Wil-
son Peale, which hangs in the Gallery of the Maryland Historical
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This memorial room has been conveniently and artistically fur-
nished by thp Chapters of Tennessee.
The window draperies are in rich dark blue plush.
The rug was given by Cumberland Chapter, and the tall clock
by Hermitage Chapter.
The Watauga Chapter presented a desk in honor of the State
Regent, Mrs. Thomas Day, a member of the Chapter. The door of
the vault, which is built into the north wall of this room, is the gift
of Mr. Thomas Sawyer Spivey, through Mrs. Donald McLean.
Margaret Gaston Chapter presented a portrait of Andrew Jack-
son framed in rough hickory.
Colonel Thomas McCrory Chapter has given a painting of "The
Hermitage and Tomb of President Jackson."
A desk from Commodore Perry Chapter, two desk chairs, from
Old Glory and David Craig Chapters, two arm chairs, rush seated,
from Adam Dale and Shelby Chapters, mahogany and gilt-framed
mirror in three section?, given by Chicamauga Chapter, oval mahogany
table by Col. Hardy Murfree Chapter, mahogany costumer by Sam-
uel Doak Chapter, Guest Book from Commodore Lawrence Chapter.
The Museum, opening out on the Memorial Portico, was the
gift of the New York City Chapter. The large Sixteenth Century
tapestry, "The Conqueror's Return," was presented by Mrs. Margaret
Irwin Hays, of Pittsburgh Chapter, Pennsylvania. Two antique chairs
with rush seats, which were brought to this country in the Mayflower,
were presented by Mrs. Donald McLean, while President General.
The antique mirror above the mantel, presented by Mrs. S. V. White,
was buried near Hartford, Connecticut, at the time of the American
Revolution, for eight years. A tapestry picture of the Last Supper,
made in 1770, was presented by Mrs. Sarah M. Lounsberry. A
painting of the Bradley Flag, with typewritten account of same, was
the gift of Maria Gilbert Bradley. A large carved armchair, uphol-
stered in leather, was presented by Mrs. Jauvier Le Due. The fire-
back came from the home of General Benjamin Lincoln, at Hingham,
and was the gift of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the
State of Massachusetts. The model of the old frigate Constitution was
presented to the Society by the District of Columbia Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution. The old rose damask and lace
window draperies, glass cases and brass fenders were given by the
New York City Chapter, which also presented five cases for exhibiting
Revolutionary relics. Captain Robert Nichols Chapter, of New York,
also has made a contribution for the purchase of additional cases. A
large double case is a donation from Wyoming Chapters.
The John Hancock desk is a gift from Minute Men Chapter, of
Massachusetts, and was formerly in the Massachusetts room.
A large revolving stand is filled with illustrations from the maga-
zine published by the National Society, and every effort is being put
forth to make the Museum attractive and of value to the Revolutionary
MEMORIAL MAHOGANY DOORS
There are five pairs of sliding mahogany doors on the north side
of the museum, and five pairs on the south side of the library, con-
necting these rooms with the auditorium. These ten pairs of doors
were given by the following Chapters: Tuscarora Chapter, of Bing-
hamton, New York; Elizabeth Jackson, Lucy Holcombe, and Colum-
bia Chapters, of the District of Columbia ; Letitia Green Stevenson
Chapter, of Bloomington, Illinois, in honor of Mrs. Adlai E. Steven-
son and Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, Honorary Presidents General ; the
Mary^ Floyd Tallmadge Chapter, of Litchfield, Connecticut, in memory
of the four hundred sons of the town, who served with honor in the
American Revolution; the Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter, of Ann
Arbor, Michigan; Colorado Chapter, of Denver, Colorado; Wenonah
Chapter, of Winona, Minnesota, and Sabra Trumbull Chapter, of
Thirteen monolithic columns support the roof of the Memorial
Portico on the south side of the building. These columns were all
presented by the Chapters or Legislatures of the thirteen original States.
The Chapters of Illinois gave the pediments of this Memorial Portico
and the columns are named for the States in the order in which the
thirteen original States entered the Union — Delaware, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South
Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and
RIXEPTION ROOM— District of Columei
The Connecticut column was presented by the members of the
Society in that State in grateful recognition of the faithful and per-
manent work of Mrs. Sara Thomson Kinney, who served them as State
Regent for ten years.
OFFICE OF THE ORGANIZING SECRETARY GENERAL
All the furnishings for this memorial room were made in Illinois.
It has been handsomely furnished by the Chapters of the State with
chairs of quaint design with brocaded green haircloth seats, armchairs
upholstered in leather, a revolving armchair, small armchair with May-
flower panel back, small rocker of same design, upholstered in terra
cotta velour. Two typewriter desks with chairs, two file cases, a card
catalogue case, a large table, a Washington desk, a roll top desk, and
a cabinet have been provided for the needs of the office. The large
mantel mirror with gilt frame was the gift of the Rebecca Park Chap-
ter. The mahogany and gilt French mirror in three sections was pre-
sented by Amor Patriae Chapter. The John Paul Jones chest was
presented by Copeland P. Jones. The bronze statuette of George
Rogers Clark was sent by the George Rogers Clark Chapter. Two
brass candlesticks and brass and crystal candelabra have been given.
A mahogany framed engraving of "Franklin at the Court of St. James"
was presented by Mrs. Alice Bradford Wiles. An oil painting of
George Rogers Clark was presented by the Fincastle Chapter, of Louis-
ville, Ky., and a candlestand once owned by William Penn was the
gift of Susan Gibbons Duval.
District of Columbia
The following named Chapters of the District of Columbia con-
tributed to this room as a memorial the articles mentioned below:
Dolly Madison, Continental, Columbia, Manor House, Elizabeth
Jackson, Constitution, American, Mary Bartlett, Lucy Holcombe,
Potomac, Thirteen Colonies, Sara Franklin, Livingston Manor, Our
Flag, and Emily Nelson: Revolving book stand, two rocking chairs,
rug, lace and damask curtains, one chair, and a mahogany desk.
Mrs. Mary Bell Harrison presented two chairs in memory of
PRESIDENT GENERAL'S RECEPTION ROOM— Alabama
four Revolutionary ancestors. The window draperies, of handsome
buff damask, were given by Continental Chapter. The Colonial writ-
ing desk was given by Our Flag Chapter in honor of Mrs. Ellen
Spencer Mussey, during whose term as State Regent the money for
this room was contributed.
A desk chair was presented by Livingston Manor Chapter; a
chair by Judge Lynn Chapter; a picture of "A Visit of Washington
to Monticello," by Monticello Chapter; a pen and ink line drawing
of "Washington in the Heart of His Country," by Major L'Enfant
Chapter; a large mahogany drop leaf table, bequeathed by Mr. Lock-
wood, and a picture donated by Mrs. Sarah Hall Johnston, of the
Mary Washington Chapter. In the room is hung a beautiful portrait
in oil by Miss Aline E. Solomons of Miss Mary Desha, one of the
founders of the Society. This gift was made possible by contributions
secured by the Mary Desha Memorial Committee.
The elevator is erected as a memorial from the estate of Miss Ella
A. Bartlett to her great-grandfather, Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence and first Governor of New Hampshire.
Miss Bartlett became interested in the Society through Mrs. Amos G.
Draper, and joined the Chapter in the District of Columbia which bears
the name of her great-grandmother, Mary Bartlett.
On the wall in the South Corridor, north of the elevator, is a
bronze tablet, designed by Mrs. Sallie Farnham of New York, and
bearing the following inscription:
"This elevator was given in memory of JosiAH BARTLETT,
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and MARY BARTLETT, his
wife, by one of their descendants."
Above the inscription is the bronze reproduction of a portrait of
Josiah Bartlett, by Trumbull; and below it is a reproduction of his
home in Kingston, N. H.
A large bronze tablet in the South Corridor, a memorial to the
"Heroes of the Independence" was the gift of Madame Lefevre.
In the North Corridor a drinking fountain and tablet were donated
by the Army and Navy Chapter, District of Columbia.
RECEPTION ROOM OF THE PRESIDENT GENERAL
This room is the memorial gift to the Society from the Chapters
in Alabama. The furnishings of the room are handsome old gold
brocade window draperies and table cover, lace curtains and rug.
There are five chairs and a beautiful colonial sofa upholstered in the
same brocade. The carved chair is from "Belle Mina," the mansion
of Thomas Bibb, first Governor of the State, and was presented by
his great-granddaughter, Mrs. E. P. Garrett, through the John Wade
Keyes Chapter, of Athens. There is a round center table with claw
feet, and an escretoire, iv t eal antique, which is the gift of Mrs. Nora
E. Miller, of Tohopeka Chapter.
In this room is hung «n oil portrait of Mrs. J. Morgan Smith,
who served as State Regent of Alabama; who later held the office of
Vice President General, and who is at present Honorary Vice Presi-
The chandelier and wall lights were donated by the Chapters of
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT GENERAL
The Indiana Chapters have sent many beautiful and useful gifts
of furniture for this memorial room. The Caroline Scott Harrison
Chapter, of Indianapolis, gave the magnificent floor clock in memory
of Mrs. Harrison, our first President General, in whose honor the
Chapter was named. This Chapter gave also a colonial sofa, and the
Indianapolis Chapter a bookcase and chair in honor of Mrs. Charles
W. Fairbanks, Honorary President General. The Vanderburgh
Chapter, of Evansville, gave the center table and cover in honor of
Mrs. John W. Foster, an Honorary President General.
General Arthur St. Clair Chapter, of Indianapolis, sent a filing
cabinet in honor of Mrs. John N. Carey, Vice President General
1 904-'06. The mantel mirror, candelabra, and fireplace set were
given by the General De Lafayette and Oliver Ellsworth Chapters,
of Lafayette, in honor of Mrs. James M. Fowler, at one time Vice
President General. The Samuel Huntington Chapter gave a hand-
some chair, upholstered in tapestry, for the use of the President General,
and a mahogany foot rest, upholstered in tapestry, was presented by
Fort Harrison Chapter. The Paul Revere Chapter, of Muncie, sent
a colonial secretary. The Richmond Chapter sent a large carved table,
and rugs and chairs were given by State Chapters jointly.
Mrs. Donald McLean presented an antique writing desk; and
Mr. and Mrs. Williard T. Block, of Chicago, Illinois, presented the
large handsome tiger skin rug. Mrs. James H. Aldrich gave the buff
brocade window draperies, lace curtains, and wing chair. Mrs.
Hawkins, Regent of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, presented the
silk flag and the Daughters of the American Revolution standard.
An oil portrait of Mrs. Cornelia Cole Fairbanks, who presided
over the First Continental Congress held in Memorial Continental Hall,
in 1905, was presented by her friends. Mrs. Fairbanks turned the
first spadeful of earth for the erection of the flagpole on the site pur-
chased the year before. The first flag unfurled from this flagpole was
presented by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revo-
lution. Mrs. Fairbanks presided also over the ceremonies attending
the laying of the cornerstone of the building, April 19th, 1904, during
the Thirteenth Continental Congress.
An oil portrait of Mrs. Donald McLean, President General from
1905 to 1909, presented by her friends, also adorns the walls of this
room. Mrs. Lilliam Pike Roome presented a very valuable and hand-
some silver tea set which has been set aside for the use of the President
General. A handsome chandelier was given as a memorial to the late
Mrs. Georgia Stockton Hatcher by General de Lafayette Chapter, of
NATIONAL BOARD ROOM.
This room, set aside for the meetings of the National Board of
Management, was the gift of Mrs. John T. Manson, of New Haven,
a memorial to her ancestors, heroes of the American Revolution, and
is known as the Connecticut Room. The furnishing of this room in-
cludes the decoration of the walls, a magnificent mahogany table
around which the Board gathers at each monthly meeting; a stenog-
rapher's table and chair, and twenty-one carved chairs, eight of them
having the insignia of the Society and thirteen having the coat of arms
of the original thirteen States, in color on the carved backs. These
chairs are upholstered in blue velour.
There are also eighteen plain chairs, a blue velvet rug woven for
this room, a handsome mantel mirror, and a marble memorial tablet
to Col. Tobias Lear, Private Secretary to General Washington, and
George Piffer (Piper), who distinguished himself at the battle of
Germantown. Eve Lear, wife of Captain Piper, showed her patriotism
by giving three hundred and twenty-five pounds in gold, her entire for-
tune, for the purchase of shoes and clothing for her husband's company
at Valley Forge.
Mrs. Manson, the donor of this room, is the great-granddaughter
of Captain George Piper and Eve Lear, his wife. The window
draperies are of blue satin embroidered in gold, and the lace curtains
are of star and stripe design, made expressly for this room. The chair
for the President General is an exact reproduction of the one used by
Washington when presiding over the Constitutional Convention in Inde-
pedence Hall. An illuminated sun decorates the carving of the back
of the chair. The handsome footstools, upholstered in blue velour,
were given by the Connecticut Chapters. Three magnificent crystal
and gold chandeliers complete the furnishings of this beautiful room.
OFFICE OF RECORDING SECRETARY GENERAL
This room is a memorial to the Founders of the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is known as the
New York room. The Chapters of this State united in providing an
office desk, a typewriter desk, chairs, filing cabinet, a green velvet rug,
lace curtains, and green brocaded silk window and door draperies. The
carved mantel piece is the gift of the Philip Schuyler Chapter, of Troy.
The exquisitely carved desk for the use of the Recording Secretary
General, and the bookcase were presented by the Tioughnioga Chapter,
The armchair, of original design, was presented by Mildred War-
ner Washington Chapter, of Monmouth, Illinois, in honor of Miss
Mary Desha, one of the Founders. Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth,
one of the Founders, presented an antique desk owned by her daughter,
which is reserved for Mrs. Walworth's personal use, and also a colonial
sofa. The fireplace set was given by the White Plains Chapter. The
De-on-go-wa Chapter, of Batavia, and the Madison Chapter, of Ham-
ilton, united in giving the filing cabinet. The illuminated coat of arms
of the State over the mantel was presented by the Buffalo Chapter.
The chair of old English chain design, from the Catherine
Schuyler Chapter, is in memory of Mrs. S. V. White. The carved
chair was presented by the Bronx Chapter in honor of Mrs. Joseph S.
Wood, at that time State Regent. The Gansevoort Chapter, of
Albany, gave the large table. A historic mahogany folding table, on
which George and Martha Washington ate their supper, accompanied
by two framed affidavits as to its authenticity, was presented by Joseph-
ine Voorhees Wilder.
A framed original autograph poem by Dolly Madison, dated
1848, was presented by the Women of '76 Chapter. The Benjamin
Prescott Chapter gave a colonial floor clock. An oil portrait of Mrs.
Ellen Hardin Walworth and a picture of her daughter, Reubina Hyde
Walworth, who gave her life as a nurse during the Spanish-American
War, adorn the walls of this room.
OFFICE OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY GENERAL
This room was furnished by the Chapters of Texas, in memory
of Mrs. John Lane Henry, who died while Regent of the State.
The following pieces of substantial office furniture were bought
and sent from Texas: a double desk, typewriter desk and chair, three
arm chairs, and a filing cabinet. The ornamental pieces of furniture
are a tall floor clock, a mirror — the frame of which was especially
designed for the room — the coat of arms of the State University, the
coat of arms of Texas in color, the gift of the Lady Washington Chap-
ter, and the Washington coat of arms, as a memorial to George Wash-
ington by George Washington Chapter, and large mahogany table. A
handsome Persian rug and window draperies were donated by the
The decorations of walls and ceiling, the Kermansha rug, curtains
and draperies were contributed as a memorial by the Massachusetts
The center chandelier was presented by Old South Chapter, Bos-
ton; copy of "America" in the author's handwriting, presented by
Old South Chapter in memory of its founder, Mrs. Laura Wentworth
Fowler; cornice and holdbacks for window, and antique shawl, pre-
sented by Attleboro Chapter; pair of electric side brackets, presented
by Paul Revere Chapter, Boston ; ancient tapestry, presented by John
Hancock Chapter, Boston ; chair from the Josiah Quincy Mansion,
presented by Mrs. Edward B. Kellogg, Regent of John Hancock Chap-
ter; chair in memory of Mrs. Samuel Elliot, the first State Regent of
Massachusetts, presented by Warren and Prescott Chapter, of Boston ;
guest book, presented by Abigail Phillips Quincy Chapter, Wollaston;
table, which belonged to Miss Rebecca Warren Brown, and which
had been in the Warren Family for several generations, and gavel and
ruler made of historic wood, and photographs, which belonged to Miss
Brown, presented by Warren and Prescott Chapter, founded by Miss
An oil portrait of Mrs. Marshall Calkins, the first Chapter Regent
in Massachusetts to be confirmed by the National Board, presented by
Mercy Warren Chapter, of Springfield; colonial mirror, presented by a
Real Daughter, through Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter, of Worcester,
of which she was a member (the mirror was restored by the Chapter) ;
antique card table, presented by Miss Floretta Vining, Regent of John
Adams Chapter, Boston; antique sofa, presented by four South Shore
Chapters of Massachusetts — Old Colony, Col. Thomas Lothrop, Chief
Justice Cushing, and Susanah Tufts ; antique clock, presented by Boston
Tea Party Chapter, Boston; antique candelabra, presented by Mrs.
Henry M. Thompson, of Molly Varnum Chapter, Lowell, and a pair
of cut crystal candlesticks, presented by Old Blake House Chapter,
CERTIFICATE ROOM— Massachusetts
OFFICE OF GENEALOGICAL EDITOR
This room has been exquisitely furnished by Michigan Chapters
and individual members in memory and appreciation of the work of
Mrs. William J. Chittenden, at one time State Regent.
The walls are covered with a silk brocade of old blue, also the
upholstered davenports and chairs. The same color is employed in the
floor rug and window draperies. Two candlesticks and a handsome
book rest add greatly to the furnishing of the room.
The davenport and six chairs were presented by the Sophie de
Marsac Campau Chapter, of Grand Rapids, being a memorial to Mrs.
Harvey J. Hollister; the desk table is the gift of Mrs. James P. Bray-
ton, in memory of Michigan's three Real Daughters who died in 1 909.
The State coat of arms was also the gift of Mrs. Brayton while
State Regent; the electric lighting fixtures are the gift of the Louisa
St. Clair Chapter, of Detroit.
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Chapter presented the guest book.
The Daughters of the American Revolution in the State of New
Jersey accomplished a splendid work in fashioning the woodwork and
furniture of this memorial room from the historic oak of the British
frigate Augusta, which sunk during the battle of Red Bank, New
Jersey, October 23, Mil, off the property of the great-grandmother
of Miss Ellen Mecum.
With Miss Mecum, when State Regent of New Jersey, originated
the idea of using for this purpose the timbers or the great ship, which
had remained in the waters of the Delaware River for so many years.
She was enthusiastically assisted by Miss Ellen Learning Matlock, who
made an exhaustive study of eighteenth century furniture. The
Jacobean style was selected, and a chair of that period which is on
exhibition near York, England, was taken as a model, and the result
proves the wisdom of this choice. The color of the Augusta oak grew
lighter toward the center of the timbers, and the different shades of
silver gray are most attractive.
Many Chapters contributed generously for the furniture. Nova
Caesarea presented the settee; Camp Middlebrook a chair and pedestal;
Colonel Lowrey and Princeton Chapters each gave a chair; General
Frelinghuysen Chapter an arm chair; Boudinot a handsome table;
Broad Seal the illuminated parchment, and Annis Stockton Chapter
plate glass for the top of the lectern.
Iron, hand-beaten and wrought from the anchor of the Augusta,
was used in making the chandelier presented to Miss Mecum by the
members of the Society in the State and donated by her to the National
Society for the New Jersey room. Four tall candlestands of the oak
were presented by Mrs. E. Gaylord Putnam while Vice President
Copies of the portraits of the five Signers of the Declaration of
Independence for New Jersey, which hang in this room, were the
suggestion of Mrs. Putnam. The New Jersey Chapters presented the
frames, which are of the same design as that of the original portrait of
Richard Stockton, by Sully, owned by Mrs. Alex T. McGill, of
Jersey City. The original portrait of President Witherspoon hangs in
Nassau Hall, Princeton University. The originals of Abram Clark,
John Hart and Francis Hopkinson hang in Independence Hall,
The Bible presented to the room by the Regent of the Orange
Mountain Chapter, Mrs. Frances W. Turrell, "was made by the
American Colony in Jerusalem, bound with the wood of Olivet."
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT HISTORIAN GENERAL
Furnishings for this interesting room have been presented by Cali-
fornia Chapters and Chapter members as follows: Eschscholtzia Chap-
ter, of Los Angeles, the davenport; Mrs. James W. Johnson, Regent
of this Chapter, oil painting, "Springtime at San Juan Capistrano
Mission," erected in 1776; Mrs. M. J. Monnette, Colonial clock;
Mrs. Gideon C. Moody, table; Mrs. Frederick C. Fisher and Mrs.
Asa W. Stedman, sisters, a valuable photogravure by V. je Parades,
"Washington's First Reception" ; Mrs. Thomas B. Tomb, of Los An-
geles, three Persian rugs; State Regent Mrs. W. W. Stilson, a sculptural
panel in low relief, representing California and the National Society of
the Daughters of the American Revolution, by the distinguished sculptor,
Julia Bracken Wendt. This panel rests on an especially designed
shelf presented by Mrs. Eno Pepper and her daughters, Mrs.
Leon H. Hurtt and Miss Elizabeth Pepper. The George Washing-
ton desk was given by Sequoia Chapter, the oldest in the State. The
three framed groups of pictures of the California Missions, presented
by Mrs. Amelia W. Truesdale, of Sequoia Chapter, are of special
historical value, as many of these Missions are no longer in existence.
A handsome arm chair and the window draperies were donated by
Puerta del Oro Chapter; the picture of the Mission Dolores of St.
Francis Assisi, erected in 1 776 and painted by Alice B. Chittenden,
was presented by California Chapter. Pasadena Chapter gave the
candlestand; Aurantia Chapter, a writing desk; Sierra Chapter, a
Colonial mirror; Santa Monica Chapter, a pedestal; Berkeley Hills
Chapter and Tamalpais Chapter united in giving a chair; Holly-
wood Chapter, Encinitas Chapter and Santa Ysabel Chapter each gave
a chair; Copo de Oro Chapter, a pair of candlesticks about 150 years
old; Rubidoux Chapter, the frieze of California poppies especially
designed for the room; Golden West Chapter, the guest book; Gaviota
Chapter also contributed to the furnishing of the room.
Furnishings for this room were presented by the Chapters of the
State in groups and singly.
The Cranberry Island rug in green and brown tones has the pine
cone design, and is the product of an industry of one of the coastal
islands of Maine.
The principal pieces of furniture are of the Chinese Chippen-
The mantel in this room is from a house formerly occupied by
Henry Clay during his stay in Washington, and was presented by
Miss Mary Lawton, of Washington, D. C.
The mahogany pedestal and case, with ceiling electric lamp from
the U. S. Battleship Maine, was presented by the Navy Department.
A mahogany framed copy of the tablet in memory of those who per-
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT HISTORIAN GENERAL— Californi
ished when the U. S. Battleship Maine was sunk in Havana harbor
is the gift of the Maine Chapters.
The hand-painted coat of arms, gilt framed, was presented by
Elizabeth Wadsworth Chapter.
ROOM OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN
The Children of the American Revolution have contributed gen-
erously to the general building fund for Memorial Continental Hall.
They also presented this memorial room andl furnished it. A very
handsome arm chair was presented by the Old North Bridge Society,
of Concord, Massachusetts, in honor of the Founder, Mrs. Daniel
Lothrop. Another arm chair was presented to the National Society
of the Children of the American Revolution by the General Sullivan
Society, of Elmira, New York. A picture was given by the Hiawatha
Society. The memorial bronze tablet was presented by Mrs. Daniel
Lothrop. There are also in the room a large center table, two large
bookcases, a desk, a secretary, several small chairs, and a handsome
hall clock and rug.
Miss Floretta Vining, Regent of John Adams Chapter, of Boston,
gave the following list of antique furnishings for the Rest Room: High
posted bed with draperies, trundle bed and furnishings, wash-stand
and china set, two dressers, two tables, one with folding top; eight
rush-seated chairs, warming pan and footstool, two mirrors, a musical
instrument, large desk, hair-covered trunk, spinning wheel and winding
stand, tea tray, glass vase, silver coffee urn, Jacobs family coat of arms,
three samplers, certificate of membership in Bunker Hill Monument
Association, and a picture of the donor of these furnishings.
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
This room and its furnishings were gifts from the Virginia Chap-
ters. The round, inlaid dining table was given by the Daughters of the
American Revolution in Virginia, in honor of Mrs. William Wirt
Henry, their first State Regent. The inlaid serving table in honor of
Mrs. Margaret Hetzel was the gift of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret
Riviere Pendleton. Two mahogany arm chairs, upholstered in leather,
were presented by the Stuart Chapter. Four side chairs, with up-
holstered seats, a round candlestand, brass andirons, and a fender,
and the hand-painted coat of arms of the Washington family, framed
in Flemish oak, were given by members of the Society in the State.
A mahogany framed mirror, decorated in gilt, in three sections,
was the gift of Falls Church Chapter; an inlaid Adams buffet in
memory of Mrs. Peyton Leftwich Terry came from the Margaret Lynn
Lewis Chapter; an inlaid china closet, a tribute to Mrs. Eliza Selden
Washington Hunter, was given by Mount Vernon Chapter; an oil
painting of Francis Lightfoot Lee was presented by Commonwealth
Chapter ; a gilt framed portrait of Dolly Madison was loaned by Dolly
Madison Chapter; a mahogany framed etching of Christ Church,
Alexandria, was presented by Fairfax County Chapter, and a ma-
hogany framed miniature of Patrick Henry was given by Common-
The marble coat of arms of the State of Virginia was the gift of
the Chapters. The work on this coat of arms was a gift from the
sculptor, Sir Moses Ezekiel, himself a Virginian. The oil painting of
Chief Justice Marshall was presented by Fort Nelson Chapter.
The Chapters of the State of West Virginia have paid for this
room as a memorial, and furnished it with six chairs, a quaintly shaped
table, with nine drawers, and a handsome mirror and rug. A large
and beautifully made State flag was given by the West Augusta Chap-
ter. The six chairs were presented by the following Chapters: Col.
John Evans, Daniel Davisson, Elizabeth Ludington Hagans, Elizabeth
Zane, John Hart, and William Haymond. John Hart Chapter also
presented the andirons.
This room was the gift to the State of Delaware from Mrs. Louise
Mahon Furbee and Mrs. Harriette Warrick Mahon in memory of their
sister, Mrs. Caroline Peterson Mahon Dennison. The Chapters of the
State united in giving the mahogany table and four Robert Morris
chairs. The rug was presented by the Caesar Rodney Chapter, of
Wilmington; the sofa, a fac simile of the Washington sofa in Inde-
pendence Hall, was a gift from Mrs. Eugene du Pont; and the Co-
lonial pewter platter, a family heirloom, was donated by Mrs. John M.
The Chapters presented also a beautiful mantel mirror framed
THE BANQUET HALL
This beautiful room in its decoration carries into effect the colors
adopted by the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. The blending of blue and white on side walls and ceiling
is emphasized in the darker blue of hair cloth on chairs and sofa. The
furniture is entirely of mahogany.
Each article, dining tables, side tables, sideboard, chairs, silver,
china, and even the smallest article in the fireplace has been the tribute
of Chapters and individuals, throughout the Society, to this Memorial
A list of these gifts follows:
SIDEBOARD, Gaspee Chapter, Rhode Island.
DINING TABLES, Mrs. Matthew T. Scott, Letitia Green Stevenson Chap-
ter, Illinois; Old South Chapter, Massachusetts; Jamestown Chapter, New York;
Brookville Chapter, Pennsylvania; Pittsburg Chapter, Pennsylvania.
SERVING TABLES, Captain Molly Pitcher Chapter, District of Columbia;
Elgin Chapter, Illinois Chapter, Illinois; Omaha Chapter, Nebraska; Spirit of Lib-
erty Chapter, Utah.
SOFAS, Mrs. Helen A. Linthicum, Baltimore Chapter, Maryland; Mrs.
Horace N. Dyer, Ann Story Chapter, Vermont.
KNIFE HOLDERS, Mrs. Charles H. Pinney, Sarah Riggs Humphreys Chap-
ter, Connecticut; Livingston Manor Chapter, District of Columbia.
PAINTING, "The Capture of Andre," by Mrs. Charles W. Bassett.
BANJO CLOCK, Dorothy Ripley Chapter, of Connecticut.
BRASS ANDIRONS, Minnesink Chapter, New York.
BRASS FENDERS, Margaret Whettier Chapter, District of Columbia.
BRASS FIRE SET, Board of Directors, Chicago Chapter, Illinois.
CURTAINS, Chicago Chapter, Illinois.
PRESIDENT GENERAL'S CHAIR, Old South Chapter, Massachusetts
CHAIRS AND INSCRIPTION PLATES, Maricopa Chapter, Arizona;
Colonel Martin Picket Chapter, Arkansas; Little Rock Chapter, Arkansas; Pine
Bluff Chapter, Arkansas; Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Connecticut; Dolly Madi-
son Chapter, District of Columbia; John Hall Chapter, District of Columbia; Liv-
ingston Manor Chapter, District of Columbia; Lucy Holcombe Chapter, District of
Columbia; Mrs. A. G. Draper, Mary Bartlett Chapter, District of Columbia; Miss
Catherine Polkinhorn, Our Flag Chapter, District of Columbia; Ruth Brewster
Chapter, District of Columbia; Samuel Gorton Chapter, District of Columbia;
Sarah St. Clair Chapter, District of Columbia; Wendell Wolfe Chapter, District of
Columbia; Xavier Chapter, Georgia; Mrs. Clara C. Becker, Chicago Chapter, Illi-
nois; Princeton Chapter, Illinois; Mrs. George A. Lawrence, Rebecca Park Chap-
ter, Illinois; Miss Amaryllis Gillert, Springfield Chapter, Illinois; Mrs. Clara A.
Cooley, Dubuque Chapter, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Rosser Dennis, St. Asaph Chapter,
Kentucky; Prairie Manou Chapter, Louisiana; Mrs. Tabitha J. Hence, Baltimore
Chapter, Maryland; Mrs. Ella V. Holloway, Baltimore Chapter, Maryland; Miss
Bertha V. Merrick, Baltimore Chapter, Maryland; Mrs. W. B. Swindell, Baltimore
Chapter, Maryland; General Smallwood Chapter, Maryland; John Eager Howard
Chapter, Maryland; Mrs. Emily Cummings Ellis, Mordecai Gist Chapter, Mary-
land; Abiah Folger Franklin Chapter, Massachusetts; Miss Mary M. Parsons,
Betty Allen Chapter, Massachusetts; Deborah Sampson Chapter, Massachusetts;
Hannah Winthrop Chapter, Massachusetts; Lexington Chapter, Massachusetts; Mrs.
Frank D. Ellison, Old South Chapter, Massachusetts; Old State House Chaoter,
Massachusetts; Paul Revere Chapter, Massachusetts; Hannah Mcintosh Cady Chap-
tar, Michigan; Lafayette-Lexington Chapter, Missouri; Montezuma Chapter, Ne-
vada; Battle Pass Chapter, New York; General Nicholas Herkimer Chapter, New
York; Mahwenawasigh Chapter, New York; Onondaga Chapter, New York;
Thomas Polk Chapter, North Carolina; Hetuck Chapter, Ohio; Bradford Chapter,
Pennsylvania; Donegal Chapter, Pennsylvania; Liberty Bell Chapter, Pennsylvania;
Mrs. Robert Alexander, Philadelphia Chapter, Pennsylvania; Mrs. H. H. Cum-
ings, Tidioute Chapter, Pennsylvania; Lewis Malone Ayer Chapter, South Caro-
lina; Mrs. Emily P. S. Moor, Ann Story Chapter, Vermont.
CONSTRUCTION OF ROOM, Mrs. Charles H. Pinney, Connecticut; Re-
becca Park Chapter, Illinois; Baltimore Chapter, Maryland; Mrs. Emily Cum-
mings Ellis, Mordecai Gist Chapter, Maryland; Lydia Cobb Chapter, Massachu-
set'.s; Old South Chapter, Memorial to Mrs. Laura Wentworth Fowler, Massachu-
setts; Lafayette-Lexington Chapter, Missouri; Caughnawaga Chapter, New York;
Gaspee Chapter, Rhode Island.
DECORATIONS, Mrs. George A. Lawrence, Illinois; Mrs. James G. Dun-
ning (Mass. Chapters), Massachusetts; Mrs. James P. Brayton, Michigan; Mrs.
Allen Perley (Penna. Chapters), Pennsylvania.
CHINA, Kansas Chapters, Kansas ; Mrs. William C. Boyle, Moses Cleveland
SILVER SANDWICH TRAYS, John McAlmont Chapter, Arkansas; Mrs.
Elizabeth W. Foster, Little Rock Chapter, Arkansas.
SILVER TRAY, Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter, Illinois.
SILVER CANDLESTICK, Mrs. George A. Lawrence, Rebecca Park Chap-
SILVER CANDELABRA, Tawasentha Chapter, New York, Susquehanna
SILVER FORKS, Mrs. Helen A. Linthicum, Baltimore Chapter, Maryland.
SILVER SPOONS, Ashley Chapter, Iowa; Delaware Daughters of the
American Revolution, Delaware; De Soto Chapter, Florida; John Eager Howard
SILVER STATE SPOONS, Florida Chapters, Florida; Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott, Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter, Illinois; Kansas Conference, Kansas; Mrs.
Laura Lister Alexander, Louisiana; Mrs. Helen A. Linthicum, Baltimore Chapter,
Maryland; Mrs. Emma S. Brayton, Michigan; Mrs. Ben. F. Gray, Jr., Missouri;
Mrs. Wm. N. Reynolds, North Carolina; Gaspee Chapter, Rhode Island; Mrs.
William Howard Crosby, Wisconsin.
OTHER ROOMS ON THIRD FLOOR
In addition to rooms which have been especially mentioned as
memorials, there are also on the third floor the office of the Editor of
the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine; an office for
the Superintendent of the building; a large Kitchen fitted with the
most modern equipment and separated from the Banquet Hall by a
well-appointed serving pantry.
Another room has been set aside for use as a Luncheon Room
for the numerous clerks employed in the offices, and every effort has
been made toward their comfort and convenience.
COMMITTEE ROOM— Delaware
CONTINENTAL HALL CONTRIBUTIONS
From December 20, 1892 (first contribution), to February 28, 1915
Continental Hall Com-
District of Columbia.
New Hampshire 5,503 .61
New Jersey 9,208.61
New Mexico 217.75
New York 40,394.61
North Carolina 2,462 . 54
North Dakota 36.76
Rhode Island 3,906.39
South Carolina 2,991.60
South Dakota 88.66
West Virginia . . 2,265.15
Philippine Islands 15.00
States not given 813.01
Children of the American
The National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution,
Olive Powell Ransdell, Treasurer-General
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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